Jereck Boss, FASLA
Partner | Houston / firstname.lastname@example.org
Jereck Boss is a registered Landscape Architect in Texas, Nevada and Utah and has been with OJB for 15 years. With 25 years of professional experience, Jereck is a Partner in OJB’s Houston office, overseeing a broad range of institutional, corporate campus, mixed-use, and large-scale urban design projects, including walkable and innovative streetscapes. In addition to leading the design and development of multiple projects across the United States, Jereck also manages operations, marketing and project management for the firm.
Jereck developed an interest in design, architecture and landscape architecture at an early age. He was inspired by the painterly desert near his childhood home that while fragile, still managed to thrive in extreme conditions. He has a deep respect for natural topography and considers the backdrop of each landscape as a vital part of the whole composition. Jereck is a champion for a “design first” philosophy and believes that projects are only as successful as the least compelling design element. He believes that good design should not be neutralized by limitations – but rather that limitations are a catalyst for better design as they push designers to come up with creative solutions that would otherwise not be considered.
Among Jereck’s notable projects are the gardens at ConocoPhillips, a 63-acre campus in west Houston; the Asia Society Texas Center in Houston; Project180, a ninety million dollar redevelopment for all of the streets and pedestrian realm of Oklahoma City’s central business district; Peoria Complete Streets, the redevelopment of downtown Peoria, IL, which involved a 302-acre streetscape Master Plan Project across 4 districts with 28 street alignments; CityCenter, a 67-acre urban development along the Las Vegas Strip; BG Group Place, a downtown Houston tower with eleventh and thirty-ninth floor roof gardens; and 609 Main at Texas, a 49-story, LEED Platinum office tower in downtown Houston with a green roof, green wall, and entry plaza.
Jereck received his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Utah State University in 1993 and plays an active role in the design community as a Board Member with the Rice Design Alliance and Utah State University Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning Advisory Board.